I've had a number of queries from readers in North Lanarkshire regarding the job evaluation (JE) review which can be summarised as follows:
1 Why have the JE grades of school clerical workers not gone up since the equal pay settlement in 2015?
2 The advice from our union is that we have to start all over again on an individual basis
3 The union says things are complicated and that we members don't understand the details of the equal pay settlement?
Well I don't think things are complicated at all and here's an explanation that should help people see the wood through the trees.
The evidence is all there from the Glasgow Employment Tribunal and this could easily be used by the Council and the trade unions to give these jobs a further examination and fairer deal - even though the trade unions would be left looking rather foolish.
In other words it is not really complicated at all and if you ask me, it's ludicrous to expect individual members of staff to do this on their own - that's what trade unions are for, or at least it was in my time.
After all, why have a dog and bark yourself?